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Meaning of catarrhine

cat•ar•rhine

Pronunciation: (kat'u-rīn"), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the group Catarrhini, comprising humans, anthropoid apes, and Old World monkeys, having the nostrils close together and opening downward and a nonprehensile, often greatly reduced or vestigial tail.
—n.
  1. a catarrhine animal.
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